The NFL took disciplinary action against one of its star players after his antics during a game Sunday drew widespread criticism.
ESPN reported earlier that the league was likely to suspend Odell Beckham Jr. for one game, and the league reportedly followed suit and did issue a one-game suspension, according to media reports.
Beckham, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, was involved in a series of violent confrontations with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during the Giants’ 38-35 loss to the Panthers.
During the game, Beckham “delivered a deliberate shot to the helmet of Carolina cornerback Josh Norman after the play was over. Beckham also incurred three personal foul penalties Sunday,” ESPN notes.
In an interview today on ESPN, Norman said: “All the concussion stuff that’s going around, they’re trying to prevent head-to-head, and if that wasn’t the blatant head to head, I don’t know what is.”
The report adds: “Beckham and Norman went at it almost from the start of the game. They repeatedly were shoving and wrestling with each other. On one drive, Beckham was flagged twice for unnecessary roughness and Norman also drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.”
Click here to see a clip of some of Sunday’s Beckham-Norman incidents, posted by the NFL.